Nazim Jokhio’s brother Azam, while talking to BBC Urdu’s Riaz Sohail, revealed: “I blindly trusted Jam Awais and took my brother Nazim to meet him and he [Jam] returned my brother in kafan (shroud).”
Jokhio, the youngest one of his siblings, was allegedly tortured to death for recording Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MPA Jam Awais’ hunting expedition of a highly rare bird species along with his Arab guests.
Azam told the media outlet that after repeated calls from Jam’s people, he asked his brother to delete the video. He said he was not “afraid”. After this, Jam’s manager reached their home and asked for Nazim.
“My brother had refused to go with him but I insisted,” he said while adding that he had been elected a member of the district council and he had confidence in them.
Upon reaching, Jam’s people started torturing Nazim with sticks and butts of the gun.
“I pleaded in front of him [Jam] and apologised but he didn’t listen and said that you have insulted my guests. They kept beating him and locked him in a room. They asked me to leave and come in the morning. At 5am, I got the news that they had beaten him to death”, Azam said.
MPA Sindh Assembly along with two suspects, Haider and Mir Ali, have been remanded to police custody for three days.
During the hearing, the investigation officer informed the court that the prime suspect had surrendered to the police. Later, the judge ordered to present a progress report in the case at the next hearing and granted a three-day remand to the police.
Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah had also taken notice of the incident.
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